suboxone side effects

Common Suboxone Side Effects

If you or a loved one is trying to overcome opioid dependence, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can be a very effective treatment option. If you are experiencing treatment-resistant opioid use disorder and continue to relapse, Suboxone may be helpful to you. When used correctly, Suboxone helps block the effects opioids have on the brain. We may…

side effects of benzos

The Side Effects of Benzos

Doctors tend to prescribe benzodiazepines, or benzos, for use by patients that struggle with anxiety and traumatic stress. Benzos don’t generate a high, but rather a feeling of relief, relaxation, and general mood enhancement for someone feeling anxious or stressed. Because of their addictive nature, even the doctors that prescribe the drugs have to get…

depression and addiction

How Depression Impacts Addiction

The link between addiction and depression is strong. Substance abuse is all too prevalent among those who are also dealing with a mental health disorder. One doesn’t necessarily lead to the other in one way. According to reports in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 37% of people who abuse alcohol and 53% of people…

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The Medical Risks of Self-Medicating

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), self-medication is defined as “the selection and use of medicines by individuals (or a member of the individuals’ family) to treat self-recognized or self-diagnosed conditions or symptoms.” There can be benefits to safe and responsible self-medication, like accessing the medication when needed and relieving pain on demand. However, the…

cocaine and alcohol

Dangers of Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol

There is a myriad of reasons that people mix drugs and alcohol, and every combination is dangerous. The cocaine and alcohol mix is one of the most common. It’s called polysubstance abuse. The reason it’s so common is that it’s thought that each substance will reduce the negative symptoms of the other substance. Contact us…